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Autumn’s Horizon

By Fishing Forecast, Fishing Report
Synopsis As August comes to a close, Angling in and around the Wood River Valley continues to be very good. The morning activity at Silver Creek remains consistent and terrestrial fishing is still producing well in the afternoons. The Big Wood, Big Lost, South Fork of the Boise and the Salmon Rivers are also fishing well with good dry fly…
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Superb Summer Fishing

By Fishing Forecast, Fishing Report
Synopsis Whether you are fishing our meandering valley river bottoms or the alpine lakes high above, fly fishing in central Idaho is absolutely excellent at the moment. Trout are feeding aggressively on the various mayfly and caddis floating down our local freestones and the morning activity at Silver Creek is at its annual peak. Mornings and evenings lend themselves to…
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August Angling in the Rockies

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Synopsis As we enter the middle of August, local fisheries are producing very well. Silver Creek is in the midst of the annual "Trico Madness" activity and our regional freestones are offering excellent mayfly, caddis and grasshopper opportunities. The recent inclement weather and thunderstorms have slightly colored the waters in our area, but this is a temporary problem as the…
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Big Bugs, Little Bugs

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Synopsis Traditionally, August fishing on Silver Creek becomes extremely active in the mornings with the onset of "Trico Madness". This famous conflagration of tricorithodes spinners, in conjunction with other small mayflies, demands that anglers cast flies of the most diminutive proportions. However, it will be very much the opposite on our local freestones and tailwaters as we see a proliferation…
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August Approaches

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Synopsis As July nears its end, it is interesting to look back at the fluctuating river conditions local anglers have seen this month. The flows on the Salmon River, the upper Big Lost and the Big Wood during the latter part of June and early July were near record setting. It seemed as if the high water would never subside…
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Hot Days, Hot Fishing

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Synopsis Though all of our local rivers remain slightly above their normal annual stream flow for mid-July, fishing conditions have finally stabilized. The Big Wood is fishing exceptionally well with pronounced dry fly activity throughout the day while the Big Lost has been lowered to a fishable, though still high, water level. Silver Creek is fishing relatively well as we…
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Surface Frenzy

By Fishing Forecast, Fishing Report
Synopsis Over the past week, our local rivers have dropped significantly allowing for summer dry fly fishing to hit its stride. Locally, the Big Wood offers a veritable smorgasbord of mayflies, caddis and stoneflies while Silver Creek continues to fish well with Drakes and Callibaetis. The Upper Big Lost is coming on strong as the water levels drop while the…
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Summer Begins…

By Fishing Forecast, Fishing Report
Synopsis As we approach the end of June and the high mountain runoff decreases, it looks like we'll finally be able to access our local waterways. As the water continues to drop and clear, the Big Wood River will offer excellent dry and wet fly fishing for the remainder of the summer and into the fall. Silver Creek has fished…
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Fly Fishing Forecast | Silver Creek Outfitters

Fly Fishing Forecast
September 8-15

By Fishing Forecast
"September days have the warmth of summer in their briefer hours, but in their lengthening evenings a prophetic breath of autumn." – Rowland E. Robinson On a typical September day, anglers begin bundled in fleece and waders, but by the early afternoon wish they were wet wading. Then, as the sun drops, the prophetic breath of autumn returns. Such are…
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